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article imageDailyFeats gives you rewards for your positive steps Special

By KJ Mullins     Oct 18, 2011 in Internet
Do you get a pat on the back for doing the dishes or taking your vitamins? If you're a member of DailyFeats you would and get points for the every day things that you do.
Daily Feats is an American company founded by three Canadians, Veer Gidwaney, Vinay Gidwaney and Meghan Searl, an American, who works as our Science Advisor. The trio didn't meet in Canada, but rather in the U.S. where they all work.
Markus Kolic, Director of Content and Accounts, who also happens to be a dual Canadian/American, spoke about the good work going on with his company that is starting to make an impact on society.
"A group of friends who would meet up in New York City and Boston started Daily Feats in the summer of 2010. Talking about how they faced challenges with everyday life they knew that making small changes would lead up to a big change. It's a powerful thought for the Internet and the world we live in," Kolic excitedly expressed.
The group would meet and discuss how the challenges of society could be changed, one small step at a time. Those small positive steps would make a large positive impact if enough people would be taking part. Thus Daily Feats was born, with the help of corporate sponsorships such as eBay and Tommy Hilfinger.
The small group has now grown to a team of 12 ("we could be at 13 employees, we're growing everyday") and an advisory board. That advisory board includes some impressive names such as; Sunny Bates, founder of Sunny Bates Associates, Admiral Edmund Giambastiani, Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, United States Navy, the former CEO of RecycleBank Ron Gonen, Frank Moss, former director of MIT Media Lab and Ethan Zuckerman who directs the MIT Center for Civic Media.
screen caps from the Daily Feats web page
screen caps from the Daily Feats web page
Daily Feats
DailyFeats became an Internet reality in the beginning of 2011 allowing members to be rewarded for doing small 'feats'.
"It's about building up people and giving them the change to live the way that they want to. Some of the feats are just every day things like taking your vitamins. We give our members a reward in the form of points. Those points add up. When a members has enough points they can trade them in for a reward," Kolic said.
screen caps from the Daily Feats web page
screen caps from the Daily Feats web page
Daily Feats
Those rewards are pretty impressive, gift cards to Toys R Us, Tommy Hilfinger or eBay. There are also local rewards for members who live in North America. For those in Toronto some of those rewards include savings at Rogers Centre Tour Experience, Ristorante Roma and Second City.
Asked about the current Occupy Wall Street movement, Kolic said that although the company isn't directly supporting the movement is right up their alley.
"Standing up for a personal belief is what we're all about," he said.
DailyFeats has over 930 followers on Facebook alone.
"We are growing every day. As people hear about us they join. Our members are very vocal about positive changes!," Kolic concluded.
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